Hugo-award-winning writer Maureen F. McHugh has produced a deep site with lots of intellectual heft. Includes a series of essays on topics ranging from writing to depression to being a "Wicked Step-Mother," as well as fiction and materials on China. Highly recommended.
We have a winner! This is the coolest movie-related site I've ever seen. Not only is it *extremely* easy on the eyes, but it's also chock full o' fun trivia. If you're looking for info on bug-eyed monsters, futuristic rampaging surfers and hockey-masked slashers, look no further.
iComics is the online home of news n' reviews from the comics industry. A beautiful, timely site, featuring insightful reviews, industry gossip, and slick, professional layout and graphics. Don't miss the gallery of whimsical web games.
The online home of the Grim Rides Funeral Car Club, based in (where else?) San Francisco. These folks collect, customize, detail, and drive hearses. Monster-truck hearses. Vintage 50s hearses. Sleek, modern hearses, with hand-detailed flames running along the sides. California! Go fig.
ToyJapan specialized in toys from Japan. Duh. Your source for keen plastic and tin Gigantor, AstroBoy, Godzilla and other merchandise. Prices are in Yen, so I can't figure out if this stuff is cheap or not.
Grossly overdesigned and barely navigable, this site requires the Shockwave Flash plugin from Macromedia. It took me over three minutes to lead each screen, and I never did find much besides pretty pictures. Sort of a metaphor for the Batman films: too much money, not enough brains.